Windows Weekly 124

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Windows Weekly
Episode 124


Topics

  • Windows 7 is ready for enterprise deployment now
    • There's no technical need to wait for SP1
    • The question is cost/need
  • Here comes Microsoft Security Essentials
    • Microsoft's free AV solution will ship in the coming days.
    • No functional changes since the beta
  • Concerns about Office Web Applications
    • I think Microsoft isn't doing enough here to combat the threat from Google Apps
    • V1.0 does not support offline mode and is not designed to replace traditional Office applications.
    • This shouldn't be seen as complementary. It should work on its own.
    • And why is it so far behind? This tech preview was supposed to ship in December 2008
  • New HP MediaSmart Servers arrive
    • Based on Windows Home Server but with lots of custom add-ons
  • Google Mobile Sync adds push email
    • Free, excellent solution for smart phones
    • Related: New Microsoft smart phone designs revealed this week by Gizmodo
  • Google Voice and Apps Store: Google Responds

Tip of the Week

  • Get the Xbox 360 Elite for $50 off - Just $250 with a $50 mail in rebate through October 3 in the US only. Nintendo is reducing price of Wii to $200 starting 9/27 too)

Software Pick of the Week

  • alternativeto.net - Not so much a single piece of software, but rather a site that lists alternatives to popular software. For example: Alternatives to Photoshop include GIMP, Paint.NET, and so on.

Thanks to Jeff Jones for the tip.

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description

Sponsors

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Picks

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Production Information

Edited by: Tony Notes:

    • Alex Lindsay filling in for Leo
    • There's quite a few pops in Alex's track. noise is not present in program 1 mixdown.


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